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Measure Would Mandate Smart-Growth Policies in Town Master Plans
Tom Johnson | October 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Critics argue municipalities are already addressing these issues voluntarily, obviating the need for new law
Taking the Shutters Off at Fort Monmouth to Serve New Jersey in a New Capacity
Tara Nurin | October 8, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Three years after it was officially shut down, the mammoth Army base is at the center of a huge development effort
Tale of Two Towns: Newark, Irvington Mayors Tackle Housing Issues
Joe Tyrrell | September 25, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Leaders in both municipalities address economic, public health and crime, but take different approaches on foreclosures and eminent domain
After Latest Casino Closures, Can Atlantic City Reinvent Itself?
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2014 | Politics, Planning
Christie calls ‘summit’ to help plan future for ailing gaming hub, but details are thin on the ground
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
Democratic Trailblazer’s Son Seeks Second Term in 10th CongressionalDistrict
Meir Rinde | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Elections 2014
Easy win likely as three challengers in upcoming primary lack funding, name recognition and party support
Explainer: Trying to Find a Stable Source of Funds for Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | April 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Explainer, Elections 2014
Despite continued support from voters, open-space preservation is flat broke, and it may take a constitutional amendment to bring it back to life
Timing of Public Comment Period On State's Hazard Plan Raises Questions
Scott Gurian | April 4, 2014 | Planning, Sandy
Planners and environmentalists express frustrations, while state downplays concerns
Early Returns: Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 off to Solid Start
Tara Nurin | March 13, 2014 | More Issues, Planning
New programs are attracting businesses big and small to New Jersey's battered cities and aging suburban office parks, but questions remain
COAH Meeting Canceled After State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2014 | More Issues, Housing, Planning
Appellate panel had ordered fair-share housing agency to hold its first meeting in 10 months
Christie Administration Ignores Top Court’s Affordable-Housing Mandate
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Housing, Planning
Missed deadline for new COAH quotas sets stage for legal showdown as fair-housing and environmental advocates cry foul
Explainer: FEMA’s Rating System Provides Incentives for Safer Construction
Scott Gurian | January 7, 2014 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Program rewards Shore towns that take steps to make their residents less vulnerable to future storms
Extending Insurance May Help Small Businesses, But Not Most Individual Plans
Andrew Kitchenman | November 27, 2013 | Healthcare, Planning
Horizon indicates that remaining federal regulations still make bare-bones health coverage plans nonviable
Building a Sustainable Garden State, One Community at a Time
Jon Hurdle | November 25, 2013 | Energy & Environment, More Issues, Planning
Sustainable Jersey doesn't stop at 'green,' but includes health and wellness, diversity, and economic development
NJ Town Turns to Eminent Domain to Clean Up Blight of Foreclosed Houses
Joe Tyrrell | November 20, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Planning
Irvington sees eminent domain as a way to eliminate boarded-up houses, bail out homeowners whose mortgages are underwater
Explainer: Putting Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act in Perspective
Scott Gurian | November 12, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Law to increase insurance rates could spell trouble for residents of the Jersey Shore
Rutgers Conference Questions What New Jersey Learned from Sandy
Tom Johnson | October 15, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Sandy
More extreme storms are likely, but what has state done to safeguard people and property?
Garden State Gets a Bit 'Greener' Thanks to More Bike Lanes and Bicycle Traffic
Ricardo Kaulessar | October 8, 2013 | Planning
Urban centers like Camden and Jersey City are taking measures to accommodate and encourage bicycling, as are rural enclaves and Shore communities
Signs Point to Growing Momentum in NJ Commercial Real Estate Market
Tara Nurin | October 3, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Top economist sees improved outlook for leasing state’s office, industrial, and retail space
NJ Supreme Court Overturns Affordable Housing Rules, Puts COAH on Tight Deadline
Colleen O'Dea | September 27, 2013 | More Issues, Social, Planning
Council has five months to come up with new quotas for low- and moderate-income housing
Sea Bright Takes Hurricane Sandy as an Opportunity to Reinvent Itself
Scott Gurian | September 9, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Stressing recovery and resiliency -- and a regional approach to problems -- planning initiative melds local perspective with long-term rebuilding.
Opinion: Marking Time Until the Revised State Plan Can Be Adopted
Lucy Vandenberg | August 2, 2013 | Opinion, Planning
The blueprint for growth and preservation is integral not just to development but also to quality of life in New Jersey
New Jersey Gives Innovation a Zone of Its Own
Tara Nurin | July 8, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Innovation zones make it easy for high-tech companies and academe to collaborate, generous incentives make it easier to attract companies in the first place.
New Jersey Battles for Bigger Share of Military, Avionics Sectors
Tara Nurin | June 24, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
State's strategy melds existing talent and infrastructure with innovation sectors and industry clusters.
NJ Spotlight Conference Examines NJ After Sandy
John Mooney | June 21, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Panelists examine whether New Jersey’s water, energy and power infrastructure can weather next big storm.
Megadeals: Is New Jersey Out of Control?
Tara Nurin | June 20, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Does paying tens of millions of dollars to lure new companies here or convince them to stay qualify as a sound economic policy?
Rutgers Grad Students Help Reinvent Sea Bright
Joe Hernandez | June 10, 2013 | More Issues, Social, Planning, Sandy
'Sandy Recovery Studio' works to transform sea walls and other structures into tourist attractions.
Interactive Map: Daytime Population Growth in NJ Cities and Towns
Colleen O'Dea | June 7, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Maps, Map of the Week
Municipalities with shopping malls, large office buildings, and other large facilities can double in size during the daytime.
Opinion: Resiliency -- The Critical Next Stage Beyond Repair and Rebuilding
Lucy Vandenberg | June 3, 2013 | Opinion, More Issues, Planning
Spending billions to rebuild misses the crux of the issue, and only guarantees that billions more will be spent next time.
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